THE SECOND STORY | June 24th, 2010

Alameda’s show and tell time! We’re on the TV location map again!

Blog photo: If you get a ticket here, I hope at least you get a smile too. Somebody has trained a glorious bougainvillea to wrap around the signpost. Again, one of the advantages of riding my bike on the broker tour is seeing so much more of our Alameda details! I had just passed by and the blast of color caught my eye. A quick turnaround, a quick picture on the iPhone, a quick upload to the blog. This was taken two weeks ago. And the weather that day was a far cry from the cold and gloom of today! But it is supposed to be fabulous this weekend!

Blog post: Alameda been used as a location for numerous TV shows, movies, and commercials. Most recently was the airing of Dinner Impossible (Food Network) last night (and seen as re-runs now). Peet’s Coffee and Tea out at the Harbor Bay Biz Park was featured.

And we can’t forget that the TV show hosts of MythBusters love to use the former Alameda Naval Air Station for quite a few of their dramatic experiments. Since I feel a sense of obligation to relate something here to real estate, here’s the video of them showing what happens when water heaters blow up! Let this be a lesson to you and maybe you’ll pay attention to those seemingly small items noted in property inspections!

And from Sutter, in New Zealand, here’s a bike she thought was pretty cool and I agree! She said she got word of it from a friend/co-worker here in Tiburon! And Sean says he’s seen these bikes around their town. Who will be the first in Alameda to get one of these? That would get the cameras clicking! Check out Christchurch, NZ, and the demo of the YIKE BIKE!

Alameda Market Graphs

Quick glimpses:
Mortgage fraud insights
The commercial side of real estate

Alameda real estate this week…
Active listings this week 169, 166
Pending listings this week 80, 86

Tuesday Broker Tour 13 with 6 repeats.

Highest and Lowest priced NEW listings

New 14

BOM (back on market) 2

Price changes

Pending 17

Sold 15

Expired 0

Withdrawn/canceled 4

Alameda real estate awards this week…remember this is only my perspective!

Winner of the week

Bang for the Buck

Enjoy the summer weather this weekend!

That’s a wrap! Carry on! best, marilyn

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I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!